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Seurynck Recognized as a Notable West Michigan Lawyer

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Grand Rapids Business Journal
March 20, 2023

Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC attorney, Anne M. Seurynck, has been named a 2023 Notable West Michigan Lawyer by Crain's Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Notable West Michigan Lawyers are members of the legal profession who are making their mark in the community in a variety of ways, each is contributing to West Michigan’s growth by using their legal expertise in areas beyond the office and courtroom. This year’s Notables “class” includes pro-bono champions, Tribal law experts, in-house legal counsel, trailblazers and those who are comfortable on the national and international stages.

Seurynck is the first woman elected president in Foster Swift’s over 120-year history and is among the first female leaders of Michigan’s larger law firms. Seurynck pursued a non-traditional path to the presidency as she was one of the first attorneys to navigate Foster Swift’s flex program, which supports attorneys working approved alternative or reduced-hour schedules.

In her legal practice, Seurynck found a unique niche early on, becoming one of a few lawyers in Michigan to practice library law. She has worked with communities to form 22 new libraries throughout the state and drafted amendments to the District Library Establishment Act and other state laws.